Archive for 2012

the Naparstek family

November 19th, 2012

The Naparsteks met with me to shoot a bit over 2 weeks ago around the Union Station and Liberty Memorial areas. We had a lovely day for this gorgeous family! They are the first of many family sessions to hit the blog this week as I make my final push to get everyone online in […]

 

The Naparsteks met with me to shoot a bit over 2 weeks ago around the Union Station and Liberty Memorial areas. We had a lovely day for this gorgeous family! They are the first of many family sessions to hit the blog this week as I make my final push to get everyone online in time for the holidays, so enjoy!

Liberty Memorial family photos

Liberty Memorial family photos

Liberty Memorial family photos

Liberty Memorial family photos

Liberty Memorial family photos

Liberty Memorial family photos

Liberty Memorial family photos

Liberty Memorial family photos

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Amy + Doug | Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

November 15th, 2012

As far as interests go – what a incredibly coincidental combination these two have with respect to my own! Amy is an accomplished (VERY accomplished) dressage rider…I grew up riding and showing and until recently, when a certain photography business took over my life 😉 competed in dressage myself. Doug is an accomplished (VERY accomplished) […]

 

As far as interests go – what a incredibly coincidental combination these two have with respect to my own! Amy is an accomplished (VERY accomplished) dressage rider…I grew up riding and showing and until recently, when a certain photography business took over my life 😉 competed in dressage myself. Doug is an accomplished (VERY accomplished) pilot – as most of you know my husband and I both fly as well. So, I had a lot to identify with in these two! It was all I could do to stay on task and not engage in conversation all day, but somehow I succeeded and second shooter Mike Tsai and I had SUCH a fun time capturing this day. Such emotion! Loved these two and loved how fun-loving everyone was, from the rehearsal dinner that I shot on Friday evening all the way to our finish on Saturday. (reference the reception: Doug, his best man, and his ushers had a trick up their sleeve, no pun intended, for Amy and the guests at the reception: peeling off their jackets to reveal CRAZY rainbow-zebra-striped sleeves on their tux shirts – Amy’s expression was priceless!)

Enjoy experiencing their wedding day in images!

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Amy chose to wear her mother’s wedding shoes!
Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Doug wrapped everyone’s gifts in sectional charts – LOVE it!
Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

First look time…
Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Here comes the “big reveal” of those shirts – love Amy’s shock!

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Doug wanted to *try* this shot – it was a TOUGH one, but we pulled it off, eh?
Intercontinental Kansas City wedding

Ceremony and reception: Intercontinental Kansas City
Wedding Planner: Patti Gehring, Patti Gehring Signature Weddings
Florist: Studio Dan Meiners
Cake: Take the Cake
Band: Michael Beers Band
Bride’s Dress: Bridal Extraordinaire

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Nick J | Kansas City Crossroads senior portraits

November 15th, 2012

Meet Nick, an awesome hockey player from Rockhurst with one AWESOME car. I had a lot of fun shooting around the Crossroads with Nick (if you could SEE some of our outtakes!) and here’s just a sampling of what we came away with!

 

Meet Nick, an awesome hockey player from Rockhurst with one AWESOME car. I had a lot of fun shooting around the Crossroads with Nick (if you could SEE some of our outtakes!) and here’s just a sampling of what we came away with!

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

Kansas City crossroads senior photos

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Melanie F | Liberty Missouri senior portraits

November 14th, 2012

Melanie and her mother met me a couple of weeks ago to shoot around the downtown square in Liberty Missouri for her senior portrait session. I said it with Sarah and Derek’s engagement session posted earlier this morning and I’ll say it again – I’m a lucky girl to have such great places to shoot […]

 

Melanie and her mother met me a couple of weeks ago to shoot around the downtown square in Liberty Missouri for her senior portrait session. I said it with Sarah and Derek’s engagement session posted earlier this morning and I’ll say it again – I’m a lucky girl to have such great places to shoot right outside my studio door! I really enjoyed shooting with you, Melanie! 🙂

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

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Sarah + Derek | Liberty Missouri engagement session

November 14th, 2012

Sarah and Derek had the most freaky cool lighting for their session – freaky cool in a super dramatic way. Low, scattered dark clouds and a sunset that gave the golden cast that is often achieved after a thunderstorm has just passed. It’s the kind of light you can only plan so much for (by […]

 

Sarah and Derek had the most freaky cool lighting for their session – freaky cool in a super dramatic way. Low, scattered dark clouds and a sunset that gave the golden cast that is often achieved after a thunderstorm has just passed. It’s the kind of light you can only plan so much for (by shooting at sunset) – but the quality of the light with the clouds absolutely cannot be planned! They also had some gorgeous fall colors for their session in and around Liberty, Missouri (with some shots out in the countryside as well!). I’ve just hit my first anniversary of having the studio in this town, and I’m absolutely in love with it – what great areas to shoot, right outside my door! These two will be getting married in early spring – back in….Liberty! Enjoy!

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

Liberty Missouri engagement session

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It’s almost time to go shopping!

November 10th, 2012

All you shoppers out there, take note! SDP is about to launch our ever-popular Holiday Sale, version 4.0. Those of you who have wanted to order prints but have held off? Now is your time. Those of you who wanted a canvas but were waiting for the sale to get a good deal? You’re good […]

 

All you shoppers out there, take note! SDP is about to launch our ever-popular Holiday Sale, version 4.0. Those of you who have wanted to order prints but have held off? Now is your time. Those of you who wanted a canvas but were waiting for the sale to get a good deal? You’re good to go. This is a GREAT time to order prints for Christmas gifts, order electronic files for Christmas cards, or order that piece of gorgeous wall art that you have always wanted.

Here’s the scoop. All galleries are eligible (even those events and shoots from 2010 that are still posted!) and everyone who was a 2012 client of SDP will also receive an email notification. Of course, pass the information along to friends or family who may like to shop as well! The sale runs from November 23rd (Black Friday) through December 7th – or two weeks. Everything ordered by sale’s end is guaranteed for Christmas delivery, HOWever, if you are ordering in the last few days of the sale I strongly suggest upgrading to the Priority Mail shipping option.

All items that can be ordered online – prints, canvases, electronic files, gift items – they are ALL 25% off. Just enter the code SDPHolidaySale2012 at checkout starting at midnight on Friday November 23rd (meaning midnight right after Thanksgiving dinner is finished!) and you will be credited with the discount at checkout.

Just a reminder – this is posted at the top of the blog, but I am booked full until after Thanksgiving as far as portrait sessions go – I have limited weekend availability remaining in December, but it is going very quickly so act fast if you want to get in! I’ve got lots of availability coming up in January and February. Winter is a GREAT time to shoot – as a wedding photographer, it’s the best time to schedule me if you need a weekend session slot! I often can’t book weekend portraits during the warm weather months due to my wedding schedule.

Happy Shopping!

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Chelsea + Brian | Country Club Plaza engagement

November 9th, 2012

Whew, guys! What a run this fall has been! Here’s another blog post for you all, this time Chelsea and Brian’s engagement session from a couple of weeks ago. These two are SO FUN. I cannot wait for their wedding next July!

 

Whew, guys! What a run this fall has been! Here’s another blog post for you all, this time Chelsea and Brian’s engagement session from a couple of weeks ago. These two are SO FUN. I cannot wait for their wedding next July!

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

Country Club Plaza engagement session

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Madi W | Kansas City senior portraits

November 9th, 2012

I met Madi recently to shoot her senior portraits at a few familiar areas around Kansas City. We had a gorgeous 80 degree day and a lot of fun! Her smile is absolutely infectious. Enjoy!

 

I met Madi recently to shoot her senior portraits at a few familiar areas around Kansas City. We had a gorgeous 80 degree day and a lot of fun! Her smile is absolutely infectious. Enjoy!

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits